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Read about Steve’s experiences using a simple, new method for staining and sealing wood.


Have you ever tried to finish interior wood and ended up unhappy with the result? Change all that by watching the interior wood finishing video right here. Simple techniques with simple supplies are all you need.

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Keep your spade bits sharp with this simple sharpening routine and you won’t have delay those building projects because of a dull bit.


Enter the Great Summer Deck Giveaway from Duckback, Dewalt, and Stanley Tools to win one of three amazing prize packages valued at over $1200.

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Steve answers the top three queries he’s asked about these benchtop woodworking tools.


Clean Blades & Bits Cut Better Even the best saw blades and router bits gum up with performance-robbing wood resins, and it takes a specialized …


Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, explains how Lithium-ion batteries and brushless motors boost cordless tool power-to-size ratios to new levels.

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Steve explains the difference between simple, compound and sliding compound mitre saws, also known as chop saws, and gives some tips to help you select the right tool for your home workshop.

Irwin Levels

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, tells you about a new hand-held level from Irwin Tools.

TEK4 Flashlight

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, writes and raves about Ryobi TEK4 cordless tools.